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Bartow in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Fort Blount
 
Site of Fort Blount Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, March 16, 2012
1. Site of Fort Blount Marker
 
Inscription. Established 1853 and used as a place of refuge for the settlers of this community during the Seminole Indian War 1855-1858
Name changed to Bartow 1867
In honor of Confederate General
Francis S. Bartow
 
Erected 1947 by Bartow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 27° 53.793′ N, 81° 50.641′ W. Marker is in Bartow, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Carpenter Avenue on West Main Street. Click for map. The marker is located at the southwest corner of Fort Blount Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bartow FL 33830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Co E 7th Florida Inf Regt South Florida Bulldogs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Polk County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Mann Manor (about 500 feet away); Swearingen - Langford House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic L. B. Brown House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Carroll (approx. 3.1 miles away); Homeland School (approx. 5.5 miles away); Historic Kissengen Spring (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bartow.
 
Wide view of the Site of Fort Blount Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, March 16, 2012
2. Wide view of the Site of Fort Blount Marker
 

 
More about this marker. The marker was originally located one block to the west near the intersection of South Floral Avenue and West Main Street. This was the approximate location of Fort Blount, which was a single blockhouse.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 433 times since then. Last updated on April 2, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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